Ah! How unfortunate (yet conversationally wonderful!). everyone is referencing these latter day videos of Miller capitulating his abhorrence for the borough. This is a problem of accessibility and laziness! To watch an out of context video of miller on YouTube (be it a hilarious and illuminated video non the less) is a simple path. One needs only read the opening paragraph, neigh the opening sentence of Black Spring to see Millers respect for the streets that formed him! Letters to Emil as well backs up beautiful, sprawling portraits of the old neighborhood.
...perhaps I should counter with that!
The L magazine article quotes Henry's colloquialisms on Myrtle avenue and then references Big Boy Deli at the end, which is in fact the deli on the bottom floor of the building I live in (on myrtle ave). Small world.
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